Else Holmelund Minarik
Summary: children's book author whose Little Bear picture-book series has been a mainstay of childhood for more than 50 years, in which the first of many of her books appeared in 1957 as the inaugural title in the I Can Read! Series originated by Harper & Row and now published by HarperCollins.
Cause of Death: Natural causes
Born: September 13, 1920
Died: July 12, 2012
Location: Sunset Beach, North Carolina